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Report | Regular issue | Vol 22, No. 2, 1984, pp.303-305
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1984-02-0303
Synthesis of 5H-Pyrrolo[1,2-a]-1-azaindole and Derivatives

Daniel Laudurée and Max Robba*

*Laboratoire de Chimie Thérapeutique, U. F. R. des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Université de Caen, 1, rue Vaubénard, 14032 Caen Cedex, France


The synthesis of 5H-pyrrolo[1,2-a]-1-azaindol-5-one was achieved by intramolecular nucleophilic displacement of 2-chloro-3-(2-pyrrolylcarbonyl)pyridine. The reduction of the latter gave either 5H-pyrrolo[1,2-a]-1-azaindol-5-ol or 5H-pyrrolo[1,2-a]-1-azaindole.